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Kohli, Sidharth named goodwill envoys for Skill India

New Delhi: Ace cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra have been roped in to become the goodwill ambassadors for Skill India. The duo have joined legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to promote Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s dream project — Skill India Mission. “The idea of having Virat and Sidharth on board was to reach

Kumble rubbishes ball tampering allegations against Kohli

Mohali: India coach Anil Kumble today categorically dismissed allegations of ball tampering levelled against skipper Virat Kohli by the British media, stating that he does not believe in “giving wind to such stories”. A British tabloid published footages of Kohli applying saliva to the ball during the first Test against England at Rajkot. However, there

opening batting provides extra balance: Kohli

Kohli slams fielding after drawn first Test

Rajkot: India captain Virat Kohli feels the performance in the drawn opening Test against England has prepared his team for tougher battles ahead though he expected a much better fielding effort from his side. Kohli struck a 98-ball unbeaten 49 to help India save the game on day five. “Good opportunity to find out new

DRS is no rocket science: Kohli

Rajkot: The Indian cricket team is not losingsleep over the introduction of the Decision Review System (DRS) in the five-Test series against England commencing here tomorrow with captain Virat Kohli saying the referral process was not a rocket science. “Well there is no rocket science on DRS. As a cricketer you understand, you have a

opening batting provides extra balance: Kohli

We showed great character to bounce back: Kohli

Kolkata: Lauding his cricketers for showing character in crunch situations to bounce back and register an emphatic victory over New Zealand in the second Test here, Indian captain Virat Kohli on Monday said the team would endeavour to retain the consistency in the upcoming engagements. New Zealand had reduced India to 43/4 in the home

No mediation required between India, Pakistan, says Kohli

Vadodara: There is no need for third party intervention to resolve issues between India and Pakistan, BJP’s national spokesperson Nalin Kohli said. “Pakistan knows that it cannot deal with India on its own strength and that is why it is pleading to world powers. India cannot allow this to happen. India is firm on its

Ashwin is a priceless a cricketer: Kohli

Kanpur: Effusive in his praise for Ravinchandran Ashwin, Indian captain Virat Kohli today said the off-spinner is a “priceless” cricketer to have in the team having contributed with both bat and ball in the massive win over New Zealand in the opening Test here. Ashwin took 10 wickets and also scored a 40-run cameo in

India have ability, belief to dominate world cricket: Kohli

Kanpur: Indian Test captain Virat Kohli asserted on Wednesday that his team has the ability and self-belief to upstage New Zealand in the upcoming home series and become the top ranked team in the longest version of the game. India will be targeting the top spot in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test rankings when

Kohli retains No.2 spot, Rohit slips in ODI rankings

Dubai: India’s Test captain Virat Kohli on Monday retained his second spot while opener Rohit Sharma slipped a place to seventh in the latest One-day International (ODI) cricket batting rankings. Kohli has 813 points, a fair distance behind South African AB de Villiers (887) while compatriot Hashim Amla (778) is third. Rohit has 750 points

Kohli will make a good captain in all formats: Dhoni

New Delhi: India’s limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels his heir apparent Virat Kohli will make a good captain in all three formats. Dhoni, showering praise on India’s Test captain, said Kohli is always pushing the envelope and that is what makes him special. “Virat has been fantastic over the years; if you see

India has to be consistent to be best Test team: Kohli

Port of Spain (Trinidad):  India’s Test skipper Virat Kohli has said his team isn’t too excited on regaining the No.1 position in the rankings, pointing out the need to perform consistently for three to four years to claim that position. India have returned to No.1 spot in the longest format of the game replacing Australia

Kohli backs Olympic contingent, calls criticism hurtful

Gros Islet:  Indian cricket captain ViratKohli has thrown his weight behind India’s Olympic contingent, which is yet to win a medal at the Rio Games, saying that the athletes have given their heart and soul to be there despite not getting top-class facilities that other nations provide. Speaking to the media after the 237-run win

T20s ,improving death bowling ahead CT: Kohli

Batsmen need to take responsibility on bouncy track: Kohli

Kingston (Jamaica): Indian skipper ViratKohli has said that his batsmen will have to take more responsibility on a “result-oriented” green wicket laid out for the second Test against the West Indies here. Kohli said the visiting batsmen were good enough to tackle any pace and bounce that the West Indies’ bowlers may produce at Sabina

Kohli scores double ton as India take upper hand

North Sound (Antigua): Virat Kohli becamethe first Indian captain to score a double century abroad as the visitors took firm control of the first Test against the West Indies with a solid batting display here. Kohli (200 off 283 balls) eased to his maiden double hundred before Ashwin (113 off 253) struck his third Test

Love to get more aggression like you: Saina to Kohli

New Delhi: Rio-bound Indian shuttler SainaNehwal, who just clinched the Australian Open Super Series title in Sydney, said she wants to be aggressive like India Test skipper Virat Kohli. The 26-year-old from Hyderabad defeated Sun Yu of China in the finals yesterday to notch up her first title of the season ahead of the Rio